September is here and cooler weather is on the way, which means getting your lawn ready for the approaching autumn.
That starts with watering wisely. Your yard is under a lot of stress in the hot summer months, but as temperatures descend, it’s also time to adjust watering times and lengths. Just like heat, humid and wet weather can also impact your grass. If your irrigation system is running a regular schedule in the middle of storms, you’re also wasting water and money and flooding your lawn, which can also lead to problems.
Expert Irrigation Services
The easiest way to avoid these problems is to turn to experts like Quench Irrigation, which offers, installation and maintenance lawn services for both, residential and commercial. They can design an irrigation system that adjust to your particular needs or update the one you already have with revisions and additions to strengthen the overall irrigation system. For instance, if you’re adding turf areas or planting beds, you need to update the system to respond to these changes.
Quench Irrigation has decades of experience helping home and business owners protecting their landscape investment, adding value and beauty to their properties.
The most important aspect of any irrigation system is efficiency. And for that you need custom-made systems that respond to specific needs, preventing under or over-watering, which can damage your lawn.
A proper irrigation system guarantees your lawn can withstand seasonal changes and is healthy year-round, something that it’s often not achievable when you manually water your property. Doing it with a hose or watering can is also time consuming, time which you should be spending doing things you love with those you care about.
Residential vs. Commercial
Grass is grass, some say, but there are major differences when it comes to irrigation systems for home and commercial properties.
The changes start with the plot sizes, which require more water, and this means the components of the systems must accommodate these needs. You will need a larger pump and well, and more sprinkler heads over a wider area to make sure water reaches every nook and cranny. Any zone without proper water will quickly turn yellow, dry and eventually die.
A commercial irrigation system also needs bigger pipes to carry water properly throughout the lines, larger valves and rotors, and a timer and heads to feed the amount of liquid.
Whether the irrigation system is for a home or commercial property, it all starts with measuring the length and width of the zone you want to irrigate to determine the proper water supply. It also requires looking into the water’s pressure, which varies among homes and commercial properties. Something else to consider is the measure of your gallons per minute.
But it doesn’t end there. Are there shady areas in your lawn? An area that gets sun all day will not need the same amount of water as one covered by tree branches or leaves. Think also of your plants, do they require very little or a lot of water. And don’t forget the soil type: clay, loam or sandy, which needs different amounts of water.
The type of soil determines the type of sprinkler heads and rotors you will need.
The Right Parts
Quench Irrigation will make sure your property is equipped with the right parts for its needs. An efficient irrigation system is the sum of all the right parts, from rotors, to sprinkler heads to the timer.
Also known as the controller, this last part is the brain of the irrigation system. It controls the opening and closing of the valves, sending water through the pipes and flowing to a group of sprinklers called zones or stations.
Water pressure activates the sprinkler heads as they begin watering.
The timer is set to a predetermined time, say 15 or 30 minutes. When the runtime is reached, the timer sends a signal to close the valve, stopping the flow of water into the pipes, turning off the sprinkler head.
That’s why it’s important to account for water pressure and volume; any wrong measurements in these and your landscape will suffer.
And if you’re going to design an irrigation system, the best way to do it is to make sure all the parts are compatible for maximum efficiency. You don’t want to mix and match.
The PVC pipes send the water to the sprinklers, which may be popups or shrub styles. Popups hide underneath the ground until the zone is activated and then “pop up” while shrub-type sprinklers are fixed on shrub sticks.
Both sprinkler types are equipped with rotors and sprays. The rotors determine how much radius and reach you’ll get for the water as your irrigate the lawn as they move from left to right.
Fixed or rotating sprays? This is another aspect of a custom-made irrigation system that can’t be overlooked. Fixed sprays deliver water constantly to the same areas, meaning one spray should end where the next one starts. Rotating spray heads will cover a wider radius.
Lighting the Way
To better appreciate a beautiful lawn designed and installed by Quench Irrigation, the company also offers professional landscape lighting.
Well-positioned, low-voltage and proper lighting makes any yard come alive at night with a soft glow that transforms trees and shrubs into artful layers, and clearly marks walkways and pathways for your family.
It also offers additional safety and security for your home or business, keeping burglars and vandals away.
With over 32 years of combined experience keeping yards looking their best in the Garden State, Quench Irrigation’s experts help you save time by installing an irrigation or landscape lighting system that you can trust to service your needs, save you money and add value to your property.